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Order No. 1288 on Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs) control on sheeps and caprines.

Type of law

The Order provides regulations regarding the monitoring of TSE-affected sheeps and goats - as well as for scrapie and BSE - for the purpose of containing risks of disease-spread. Veterinary supervision and recording of cases shall be notified to the national Food and Administration authorities. The Order aheres to EU regulations. Inspection of intact brain stems samples of the animal(s) shall undergo tests in approved laboratories and results thereof shall be registered in the national database. Tests of animals affected by BSE or/and scrapie shall also take place in order to identify origin of disease. Hygiene procedures shall be applied to all contaminated sites and equipment.
The Order consists of 12 Chapters: Scope and definitions (1); Clinical suspicion of TSE (2); Monitoring in slaughterhouses and category 1 processing plants (3); Special requirements for accredited laboratories (4); Suspected TSE and public supervision (5); Infection with TSE (6); Infection with BSE (7); Infection with classic scrapie (8); Detection of atypical scrapie (9); Cleaning, disinfecting, re-stocking of animals (10); Payment and compensation (11); Penalty and entry into force (12).
Date of text
Entry into force notes
Entry into force on 1 January 2012.
Repealing Order No. 930 of 7 September 2006.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Bekendtg relse om overv gning og bek mpelse af TSE hos f r og geder.